Meaning: “Wandering soldier.”
Nicknames: Finna, Finn
Detail: From the Old Norse gunnr “battle, fight” and finnr “wanderer”
Origin: Old English
Meaning: “Blessed spear.”
Nicknames: Ed, Eddy
Detail: Derived from the Old English elements ead “rich, blessed” and gar “spear”.
This was the name of a 10th-century English king who is regarded as a saint.
Famous bearers include author and poet Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
Meaning: “Noble Wolf.”
Nicknames: Ado, Dolf, Alf, Alfie
Detail: From the Germanic name Adalwolf, which meant “noble wolf” from the Germanic elements adal “noble” and wulf.
Is Adolf forever off limits? Middle name? How about his variations? How strongly do you feel about this name?
I think he is very handsome, however some people have gone as far to say that they would “doubt the morality of such a person” who would bear this name onto a child. I find this a bit on the extreme side.
Will this forever be my tainted love?
Nicknames: Frey, Fay, Reya, Ray
Detail: Freyja is a goddess in Norse mythology associated with love, beauty, fertility, gold, seiðr (witchcraft), war, and death.
In most Germanic languages the day is named after Freyja, such as Frīatag (Old High German), Freitag (Modern German), Freyjudagr (Old Norse), Vrijdag (Dutch), Fredag (Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish)
Meaning: “Famed warrior.”
Nicknames: Ludo, Lu, Dov, Vic
Detail: From the Germanic name Chlodovech, composed of the elements hlud “fame” and wig “warrior”.
In the Harry Potter series, Ludovic Bagman was a quidditch beater for the Wimbourne Wasps and Head of the Department of Games and Sports within the Ministry of Magic.
Meaning: “Prospers in battle.”
Pronunciation: (AWT-tuh-line); (AWT-tuh-leen)
Nicknames: Ottie, Otka, Lottie, Tola
Detail: Ottoline is a variation of Otthild, derived from ott “prosperity, fortune, riches” and hild “battle, fight”